Distinctions in Accounting Exam
Year 12 Accounting students have set themselves up well for their final exams, with some choosing to sit an external exam and nearly all choosing to take part in a full-day workshop – on a Saturday!
The Business Educators of Western Australia Accounting Competition, which was held at the end of Term 3, was open to all Year 12 Accounting students in WA, as well as students in China and Malaysia. Ben Davis won the competition with a distinction of 94 per cent, while Ardhika Natalegawa and Jun-Ho Ng also achieved distinctions.
Accounting teacher Glynnis Ryan said that due to other commitments, only 10 Christ Church Year 12s chose to sit the exam, which was based on all areas of the 2009 Curriculum Council Syllabus. Ms Ryan said she was very impressed with the results of all the boys, making special mention of the three boys who achieved distinctions. “It was an incredible result considering we had done very little revision,” she said.
“I am very proud of Ben. He is a good solid worker and has a natural talent. I really think it’s the encouragement from the School which brings these boys up to the top standard.”
The way timing worked out, Ms Ryan offered a full-day revision workshop on the Saturday following the exam. An impressive 24 of the 26 Year 12 cohort of Accounting boys attended the non-compulsory workshop. “For that many boys to give up their whole Saturday for a workshop is extremely impressive,” she said. “It was a very successful day. We have had nothing but positive feedback.”
Ms Ryan had prepared a total revision workbook for the workshop, with questions on each topic. She said it catered to all abilities and boys could have as much or as little assistance as they needed. At the end of the day she gave out all the answers, as well as three essays with key answers and three complete TEE papers, to add to papers that had previously been given out.